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Movie Breakdown: Evil Dead

April 2, 2013

Film

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

Fede Alvarez takes a shot at directing a remake of Sam Raimi’s cult horror flick from 1981.  Wait.  Who the hell is Fede Alvarez?

The Reality:

The neat thing about the Evil Dead redo is that it just refuses to end.  I know that probably doesn’t sound like a good thing, but I do actually mean it in a positive way.  Just when you think the movie is done with something, it goes another step or six forward.  Were you totally grossed out by what you just saw?  Well, you better suck it up, because it’s about to get worse.  Oh, think you have the latest twist figured out?  You don’t.  The film is just getting started at winding the plot around your brain.

Some of you are going to want to quickly bow out of such a manic ride, but those of you that commit to what director/writer Fede Alvarez put together will have a blast.  His version of Evil Dead is fun, loud, disgusting, and perhaps most importantly, inspired.

The Lesson:

It’s probably time for a sub-genre of horror that’s simply titled FUCK YEAH.

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